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National Healthcare Quality & National Healthcare Disparities Reports

Measure Specification Appendix, 2013
The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness. The National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) examines disparities in health care among priority populations, such as women and racial and ethnic minority groups. The reports are compiled from multiple Federal, State, and private data sources, including databases and surveys.


Quality of Health Care

Effectiveness of Care: Breast Cancer
Effectiveness of Care: Cervical Cancer
Effectiveness of Care: Colorectal Cancer
Effectiveness of Care: Lung Cancer
Effectiveness of Care: Other Cancers
Effectiveness of Care: Cardiovascular Disease
Effectiveness of Care: Chronic Kidney Disease
Effectiveness of Care: Diabetes
Effectiveness of Care: HIV and AIDS
Effectiveness of Care: Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Effectiveness of Care: Musculoskeletal Diseases
Effectiveness of Care: Respiratory Diseases
Effectiveness Across the Lifespan: Maternal and Child Health
Effectiveness Across the Lifespan: Lifestyle Modification
Effectiveness Across the Lifespan: Functional Status Preservation and Rehabilitation
Effectiveness Across the Lifespan: Supportive and Palliative Care
Patient Safety: Healthcare-Associated Infections
Patient Safety: Surgical Care
Patient Safety: Other Complications of Hospital Care
Patient Safety: Complications of Medication
Timeliness: Getting Appointments for Care
Timeliness: Waiting Time
Patient Centeredness: Patient Experience of Care
Patient Centeredness: Hospital Communication
Care Coordination


Efficiency: Inappropriate Treatment
Efficiency: Preventable Emergency Department Visits
Efficiency: Preventable Hospitalizations

Health System Infrastructure

Health System Infrastructure: Information Technology
Health System Infrastructure: Trauma Centers
Health System Infrastructure: Emergency Departments

Access to Care

Access to Care: Health Insurance
Access to Care: Affordability
Access to Care: Source of Care
Access to Care: Problems Accessing Care
Access to Care: Health Care Utilization

Page last reviewed July 2014
Page originally created July 2014
Internet Citation: National Healthcare Quality & National Healthcare Disparities Reports. Content last reviewed July 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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